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Australian Aboriginal prehistory / D.J. Mulvaney
Bib ID 171784
Format BookBook
Author
Mulvaney, D. J. (Derek John), 1925-2016
 
Description Melbourne : Nelson, c1970 
39 p. : ill., map ; 22 cm. 
ISBN 0170049280 (paperback)
Summary

Childrens book; brief notes on antiquity generally, archaeology, excavating techniques, stratigraphy (Fromms Landing & Kenniff Cave as examples), carbon dating (dates for Kenniff Cave, Koonalda, Darling River sites); origin of Aborigines, prehistoric animal species and their extinction, introduction of dingo & its non existence in Tasmania, camp sites & middens; changes in stone tools & their uses (explains terminology & methods of manufacture), weapons, rock art (Koonalda & Mount Cameron West), sacred value of rock art, Aboriginal concept of attachment to land, food getting; includes questions for discussion, research projects.

Notes

Bibliography: p. 38-39.

Subjects Aboriginal Australians.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Antiquities.  |  Sites - Middens.  |  Dating and chronology - Carbon dating.  |  Art - Rock art - Dating and attribution.  |  Hunting, gathering and fishing.  |  Art - Rock art - Painting.  |  Literature and stories - Juvenile.  |  Technology - Stone.  |  Stories and motifs - Dingoes / dogs.  |  Sites - Excavations.  |  Weapons.  |  Australia -- Antiquities.  |  Koonalda Cave (Far West SA Nullarbor SH52-15)  |  Southwest New South Wales (SW NSW SI54, SI55)  |  Preminghana / Mount Cameron West (NW Tas SK55-03)  |  Fromms Landing (SE SA SI54-10)  |  Kenniff Cave (Carnarvon Range SW Qld SG55-07)  |  Darling River (NSW SH55, SI54)

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